22 Missionaries from AP arrested in Karnataka

via HK published on March 21, 2007

Christian missionaries taken into custody

Source URL:http://sify.com/news/fullstory.php?id=14413176

Dharwad (Karnataka): Twenty-two Christian missionaries from Andhra Pradesh were on Tuesday taken into custody amidst tension over their alleged attempts to convert people at Baad in Dharwad district, police said.

Local residents objected to the distribution of pamphlets by the missionaries. They alleged that the missionaries were trying to convert people to Christianity.  

Police took them into custody and seized the materials in their possession. According to police, the missionaries were appealing to villagers to become Christians to lead a happy life and to attend a meeting on Friday.All of them were produced before the magistrate in Dharwad.

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